700m from a wonderful 8km beach, Casa del Paleontólogo was one of the first houses to be built on the Roche estate. After undergoing considerable refurbishment (2012/2013), it therefore offers the advantages of a traditional Roche house (big rooms, large garden, mature pines) and also those provided by its brand new kitchen, terrace, and pool area. It is an ideal family house, with three double bedrooms (two doubles, one twin), a children’s room with two singles and one sofa bed , and a small single room. It is no more than a 400m walk to the playground and local shops (minimarket and pharmacy) and bar, and 500m to the tennis courts. The back garden (with pool) is fenced off from the front garden.
The original Roche houses were built with large covered terraces and with plenty of protected corners to provide refuge from any unwelcome wind; and Casa del Paleontólogo is a fine example of one of these. Long Andaluz windows, white-washed walls, and traditional tiles generate the atmosphere; and the spacious rooms provide plenty of comfort. The high-ceiling sitting room is ideal in both summer (opens straight onto the 40m2 terrace) and winter (with its large wood-burning stove). The new pool terrace provides a covered area for eating (built-in bbq) and relaxing, and also ample room for sunbathing around the pool (9x4m). The pool itself gets masses of sun, which ensures extremely warm water during most of the season! And for those of you who prefer the sea, it is a 700m walk to the 8km of surf at the Roche beach or 1km to the famous protected coves at the Calas de Conil.
The kitchen has all the mod cons. There is satellite TV, DVD, and a CD system, as well as a broadband Internet connection. There is off-road parking for 2 cars (although these can also be left on the street). And for the colder months, there is electric heating in each room.
Accommodation at Casa del Paleontólogo is on three floors:
Large open-plan sitting room, with connected dining room. The sitting room opens on to the 40m2 “morning terrace”, and the dining room opens on to the “evening” terrace (with bbq) and pool area. The new kitchen also opens on to the pool area. The ground floor has a double bedroom with bathroom, and also an extra WC.
Bedroom 1 (double) actually sits on a split landing between the ground floor and first floor. It is a large room, with its own bathroom. The first floor then has two more bedrooms: a twin, and a children’s room with two single beds and a sofa bed. These two rooms share the third bathroom.